Visa and immigration update – May 2021

By |2021-06-11T09:51:28+10:00May 21st, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, News|

GUEST POST BY GRACE MOBILITY Listen to the Podcast Visa and Immigration Policies - May 2021 | Grace with Grace Mobility General Manager, Jane Riley and her guest Amanda Tinner, Principal of Visa Executive, or read the article below. With ongoing worldwide COVID-19 border restrictions, quarantine periods and changes to visa and immigration policies; the [...]

Migration Update: Inquiry into Australia’s skilled migration program

By |2021-03-22T13:11:08+11:00March 22nd, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Australian Government may reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants A Coalition-dominated committee reviewing Australia’s skilled migration program handed down its interim report last week, including a controversial recommendation that the Government reserve places on flights and in quarantine for skilled migrants. The COVID-19 [...]

Migration Update: Australian Global Talent Program

By |2021-03-22T13:12:25+11:00February 25th, 2021|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Expatriates, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility|

TEMI Migration Update - February 2021 Guest post by Amanda Tinner, Visa Executive Update On The Global Talent Program The Australian Immigration Department has spent a lot of money on promoting the Global Talent Program over the last 12 months and compete with the brightest and best for global talent along with countries such [...]

Dawn of a New Hong Kong BN(0) Visa

By |2020-08-04T13:32:00+10:00August 4th, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, Destination Information, EU, Expatriates, Hong Kong Immigration, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Skills, Travel, Travel Risk Management, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

Dawn of a new Hong Kong BN(O) Visa On 22nd July 2020, the UK government published detailed contents on the new immigration route for British National (Overseas) (BN(O)) passport holders and their dependants in Hong Kong. Its emergence is evinced from the UK’s retaliation to the newly enacted national security laws in Hong Kong [...]

The Impact Covid-19 Has Had On Global Mobility

By |2020-08-04T12:10:15+10:00August 4th, 2020|Aligning Global Mobility, Assignee Experience, Business Travellers, Cost, Covid-19, Design, Duty of Care, Global Mobility Professional, Global Talent Pipelines, industry trends, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Remote Workers, Repatriation, Skills, Strategy, Tax, Travel, Travel Risk Management|

How Covid-19 has affected Global Mobility When the WHO officially declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic on 11 March 2020, few would have predicted the extent to which the world would change, and the speed at which the change would happen. Border closures and travel restrictions had an immediate impact on global mobility (GM) [...]

Fair Work High Income Threshold Changes 2020

By |2020-08-04T13:45:43+10:00July 31st, 2020|Australian immigration, Business Travellers, Compliance, Duty of Care, Employment Law, Immigration, Mobility, Policy, Relocation, Remuneration, Risk, Travel|

Fair Work Commission Releases Changes To High Income Threshold 1 July 2020 - The Fair Work Commission has released its annual increase to the high income threshold. From an Australian immigration perspective, this threshold affects the salary benchmark that applicants aged over 45 years must now meet. From 1 July 2020, the high income [...]

UK Summer Economic and Immigration Statement:

By |2020-07-31T04:24:49+10:00July 31st, 2020|Business Travellers, Compliance, EU, Immigration, International Relocations, Mobility, Pandemic, Skills, Students, UK Immigration, United Kingdom|

The Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus: On Wednesday 8th July 2020, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced the introduction of a Jobs Retention Bonus. This is an incentive for employers to rehire their furloughed staff in exchange for a monetary payment paid by the UK government to employers. "Our message to business is clear: [...]

Stay Safe – A Quest Promise

By |2020-07-31T10:40:20+10:00July 31st, 2020|Accommodation, Assignee Experience, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Destination Information, Domestic Relocations, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Housing, International Relocations, Mobility, News, Pandemic, Regional Mobility, Relocation, Remote Workers, Safety, TEMI Gala Awards|

Since we last chatted many of us have had to normalise very different ways of working; working from home, learning to unmute ourselves, navigating zoom meetings and balancing the needs for home schooling, just to name a few.  As we are transitioning to the new working normal, it is timely to share what we [...]

New Standards Corporate Accommodation Providers Should Be Meeting

By |2020-07-23T11:18:07+10:00July 23rd, 2020|Accommodation, Assignees, Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Compliance, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Expatriates, Housing, International Relocations, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Pandemic, Relocation, Remote Workers, Risk, Safety, Supply Chain Management, Travel, Travel Risk Management, Vendor Management|

The New Standards Your Corporate Accommodation Providers Should Be Meeting Mobility practitioners have adapted quickly to the sweeping changes the COVID-19 pandemic has required them to make to their 2020 strategies, but with travel restrictions slowly easing in some parts of the world, there is renewed interest in corporate travel and what new Standards [...]

Assistance Companies Provide Invaluable Support During Pandemic

By |2020-05-12T09:23:12+10:00May 12th, 2020|Assignment Experience, Business Travellers, Covid-19, Duty of Care, Employee Experience, Employee Wellbeing, Mobile Policy Design, Mobility, Pandemic, Policy, Relocation, Risk, Safety, Strategy, Talent Management, Travel Risk Management, trends|

Facing the Storm: The Role of Assistance Companies to Keep Organisations Afloat during Pandemics.   For many companies, the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed previously unknown vulnerabilities. Into this storm where product demand can be decimated, supply chains delayed, and organisational functioning disrupted, companies and their employees can feel at sea, not knowing what’s best to do. Within just [...]

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